Aviation Photo #1957557 Boeing 747-438 - Qantas

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"Dubbo" with a V-Pod on a rescue mission to save VH-OJL which has been stranded in Johannesburg since the 15th of July after her #3 engine failed operating QF64 to Sydney. OJN is seen here approaching Gate 53 as QF63 after the first leg from Sydney. In just over an hour she will be off to Johannesburg.
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    July 18, 2011
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Anonymous
6 years ago
Long time no see for an engine ferrying in modern times.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very rare picture. Nice!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice capture. Did Boeing create a 5th engine spot on purpose for ferrying reasons? Or is this just custom made by the airlines themselves?
Anonymous
6 years ago
So cool, I've never seen anything like that before!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Help is on the way! :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
I remember seeing those 'pods' on DC-8's but back then they put an aerodynamic cone cover to reduce drag on those old very low bypass P&W and RR Conways. I guess now with high bypass fans, the drag is not as bad.
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a rare photo these days!

To visitor from Holland: Boeing envisaged this opportunity from the earliest models of B747 for exactly this kind of situations. I believe it was the request of PanAm who have always been very concerned about servicing their airplanes in remote airports.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe there's another pod like that on the opposite side, so Jumbos can fly with six engines (the extra ones are not operational of course).
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is just QANTAS 'redundancy option' given all their engine issues...
Anonymous
6 years ago
There is no need to fear Qantas Jet is here!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Five engines for five stars !!
Anonymous
1 year ago
There is nothing the 747 can not do. Even with 5 engines its more impressive than a A-380. I remember when Lockheed introduced the L-1011 it offered airlines the kits to ferry a 4th engine for service emergency requirements.

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